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@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.

@  Paladin : (17 February 2019 - 11:57 AM)

The cow was slaughtered in the abattoir.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 February 2019 - 08:53 AM)

It's not a pretty name: abattoir is literally just the french word for slaughterhouse.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 February 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Giving it a pretty name won't make it a pretty place.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2019 - 02:45 AM)

I do believe there is an aphorism about the U.S.A. and yogurt being different because after 200 years the latter will have a culture.

@  Maruten : (16 February 2019 - 11:30 PM)

There's another word for "abattoir"?! Honestly you people, "slaughterhouse" is a bit on the nose.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 February 2019 - 10:09 PM)

I learned this week that the French-style term abattoir is prevalent in the UK/Commonwealth in place of where U.S.-American Anglophones would say "slaughterhouse". Fascinating.

@  MEDdMI : (16 February 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Nonsense. Everybody loves all my posts.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 08:27 PM)

Or dislike them. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Wish we could like the shout posts...

@  Patch : (16 February 2019 - 04:26 PM)

Uh oh. Here comes a flock of Wah-Wahs.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 10:54 AM)

Oh, that makes more sense.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 07:31 AM)

Haven't given it to him yet. Not sure when I will, but soon. Wah Wah is what he calls any vehicle with a siren, and the little bugger just LOVES firetrucks. So I got him a rescue bot heatwave.

@  repowers : (16 February 2019 - 02:41 AM)

I hope he said "You've given me a wah-wah"

@  Dekafox : (16 February 2019 - 12:48 AM)

A red panda?

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:06 PM)

*WAH

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:05 PM)

THE HECK IS A WHAH WAH?!?!?!

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2019 - 08:54 PM)

Yay! My nephew's Wah Wah showed up today!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 February 2019 - 08:12 PM)

BotBots are GLORIOUS

@  Pennpenn : (14 February 2019 - 07:07 PM)

A day best ignored if you're not the target demographic. Can be difficult sometimes though.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2019 - 11:55 AM)

Valentine's Day. bummer.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Or you could come to canada, where bureaucracy is a publically funded art form! So garbage and used condoms trying to make a statement about something or other, not entirely sure what.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

We've turned it into an art form.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

You think you know bureaucracy, but you've never been to Germany.

@  RichardT1977 : (13 February 2019 - 11:48 PM)

I think a better counterpart would be "society".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 February 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Sounds like the cobra effect.

@  Echowarrior : (13 February 2019 - 05:58 PM)

I think a better counterpart for it would be bureaucracy.

@  MEDdMI : (13 February 2019 - 08:33 AM)

Is Verbesserschlimmerung a change that was intented to make things worse but made them better instead?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 February 2019 - 07:35 AM)

We have a similar word in english "government".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:05 AM)

The meaning of this word is: A change that was intended as an improvement but ended up making things worse.

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

It's a portmanteau of "Verbesserung", which means "improvement", and "Verschlimmerung", which means "worsening".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

Your new German word for today: Verschlimmbesserung.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:17 PM)

Fortunately it's been long enough now that the possibility exists another label like Shout Factory or Arrow could pick it up and give it an updated release.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:16 PM)

It's the same with their Dawn of the Dead blu-ray, and several others

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:11 PM)

In Volcano's case it isn't so much a case just of amazon or eBay sellers... it looks like rather than releasing it directly, Fox licensed it out to Starz/Anchor Bay, and it's subsequently gone out of print

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 February 2019 - 01:28 PM)

There's Amazon sellers for you.

@  Telly : (12 February 2019 - 12:49 PM)

thought about buying volcano on bluray last night, until i saw the price on amazon: $135. the used ones arent much cheaper at $90. i know the 3p sellers can set any price they want, but come on. $90-$135 for a 20 year old movie that was only so-so?

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 05:12 AM)

GOt my hopes up there for a bit. Last I heard it was nebulously in 2019.


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#141 Copper Bezel

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:45 PM

And frankly I can paint silver all over Tankor myself!

I'm torn, though. That's like a $5 paint bottle and a lot of time and fuss for something that's going to scratch away in transformation. I think paying $15 more for the figure in the first place is well worth it. There's no way in hell I'd leave him with that translucent blue-gray crap Hasbro seems to be so fond of. Took Breakway down a peg back in the day, too. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 05 July 2014 - 03:45 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:18 PM

These guys are up for preorder on Amazon JP, HLJ, and eHOBBY.  No new pictures (HLJ & Amazon have no pictures at all).

 

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:41 PM

Thanks Randy.

 

So pissed I missed Rattrap on HLJ :(


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:43 PM

Same.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

They usually close and open orders on MP stuff a few times.

 

Fingers crossed they will for Rattle. "Worst case" I pay $8 more for him on BBTS.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:39 PM

They usually close and open orders on MP stuff a few times.

 

Fingers crossed they will for Rattle. "Worst case" I pay $8 more for him on BBTS.

Usually doesn't happen for non-MP stuff.  But he's not due out for quite some time.  So here's to hoping.

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:24 AM

Amazon has bigger (but not new) pics up.

http://www.amazon.co...2&tag=212112-22

http://www.amazon.co...2&tag=212112-22

http://www.amazon.co...2&tag=212112-22

 

Also DMK-03 Optimus.

http://www.amazon.co...2&tag=212112-22


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#148 unluckiness

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:38 AM

Looks like Roadbuster's visor is painted clear green instead of the opaque green on the Hasbro release, replaced the gunmetal with black and replaced all the silver with gunmetal. The thighs also appear to be solid orange plastic instead of the green painted over in orange on Hasbro's. Everything else looks the same to me.

 

Whirl looks like the painted canopy is the only significant difference.

 

I'm not paying import prices for Tankor.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:58 AM

Whirl's colors are substantially different.  As my Whirl's blues do not have as much contrast as these do (his light blue is definitely lighter).

 

His toes are silver too.

 

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#150 unluckiness

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:39 AM

Definitely missed the toes. Don't have my Whirl on hand to compare, so I thought they were the same color. Thanks!

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#151 Powered Convoy

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:41 AM

They're black on Hasbro's and blue (not silver] on Takara's.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:19 AM

Well, I'm eating a big helping of crow because I've decided to preorder Takara's Tankor.  I know his toy isn't the greatest but despite claiming that I wouldn't pay to import him, I've changed my mind.  The figure looks really nice in those colors and I just couldn't pass it up.  


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#153 Walky

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:25 PM

I think I prefer Takara's Whirl, with the lighter blue.  I'm not gonna *buy* him, since I don't think I need a more-expensive version of this guy with fragile knee-struts, but he's definitely more appealing to my eye.


Meanwhile, I wonder how much of that silver paint Tankor is going to keep. Surely SOMETHING on him is unpaintable nylon.  



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:31 PM

Meanwhile, I wonder how much of that silver paint Tankor is going to keep. Surely SOMETHING on him is unpaintable nylon.  

 

All three parts of the elbow feel nylon (the middle and largest part may just be sculpted texture though). The hip connectors are nylon. And the knee joint (ie, the lower half of the thigh) appears to be nylon.

 

Hmm. If those go unpainted that may be quite the hodge podge of parts. Although Takara Tomy is more likely to toss metallic flake into their nylon than Hasbro.


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#155 Powered Convoy

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:43 PM

Yeah he might just end up sparkly plastic.

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:40 PM

For whatever it's worth, Lost Age ROTF Voyager Prime lost a lot of the apparent silver paint from his packaging photos on the final toy. It looks like TT's publicity shots are no longer necessarily indicative of the final product.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

?  He's still pretty silver.  Though I no longer have the box to compare it to.  He's loaded with silver paint compared to the Hasbro one.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

Compared to his box photo, he's lost silver paint on his shoulders and shoulder armatures, upper arms, lower shins, crotch, and those flaps that stick up from his shoulders at the very least.


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